I started this blog in June 2007 asking these questions: Are we in a massive asset bubble that will blow up in our faces ??? - ANSWERED YES ! Is western and particularly British society on the verge of social collapse??? What are the best common sense long term investment strategies to keep you rich? When will consumption/debt bubble economics end and a real savings/production economy begin ???

Friday, 25 September 2009

The UK Buy-To-Let Slaughter is near !

Fergus Wilson, the former mathematics teacher dubbed Britain’s buy-to-let “King,” says he’s selling 700 rental properties before interest rate rises bring “slaughter” to landlords in the U.K. housing market.

Wilson, who together with his wife Judith rank among the 1,000 wealthiest Britons according to this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, said it was inevitable that interest rates would rise from a historic low, pummeling rental landlords.

“You’ve got a lot of people who have taken out a mortgage and are right up to their throats” in debt, said Wilson as he settled into a black armchair at a hotel in Maidstone, south- eastern England. “As soon as rates go up, they’re going to be slaughtered.”

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